Shola Ameobi has once again failed to get a deal at a new club, though this time the reason may have floored him for good.

The former Newcastle striker has been training with Bolton Wanderers and manager Neil Lennon has now announced that he won’t be taking the 33 year old striker on.

The reason being that Lennon doesn’t think Shola is any better than Emile Heskey who turns 38 in January.

The Bolton boss says that despite Shola Ameobi doing ‘very very good’, he feels he has to look elsewhere for another striker.

After similar knockbacks at Huddersfield, Wolves and according to some reports, Sheffield Wednesday as well, things aren’t going well for the free agent.

With the season now almost two and a half months old, it surely is time for Shola Ameobi to accept he might have to end this tour of the Championship and lower his sights.

Neil Lennon:

“We are still looking to find a player or two, just to add to what we have already.

“You want to get it right. We felt Shola was similar to Emile Heskey and Gary Madine.

“Although he did very, very good, finances are tight here so we want to make sure we’re spending the money on the right player.”